Lorraine Mildred Lakey

St. George, Utah-  Lorraine Lakey, age 88, passed away on Sunday March 22, 2020.  She was born on March 23, 1931 in Los Angeles, California to William Henry Stillman and Maude Mildred Teeter.  She married Richard Lee Lakey on February 27, 1953 in Los Angeles, California.

Lorraine was born and raised in Los Angeles, California with her brothers, Ron and Doug.  Lorraine along were her husband Richard resided in Temple City, California for over 40 years before moving to St. George approximately 30 years ago.  Lorraine was very involved in the activities of her children.  She never missed attending, a ball game, a performance, a talk, an award ceremony etc., even if it meant driving miles and miles from her home and office. As a teenager, Lorraine played in organized softball leagues and loved roller skating. For several years she was the scorekeeper for her sons’ baseball teams and served on the Board of the local Babe Ruth league for several years.  While in California she had a great affinity for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and while living in St. George, she developed a great affinity for the Colorado Rockies. After her children reached high school age, Lorraine returned to work as an office manager for a local construction firm and worked there until retirement.

She loved reading and doing hand work, i.e., embroidery, cross stitch, etc.  Most of all she loved being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She loved playing games with them and always took time to talk to them about what they were doing.  She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She served in various capacities in presidencies of various organizations, in the cub scouting program when the Church first adopted it and teaching the Primary classes of her children when Primary met on a weekday.  She was a faithful visiting teacher/minister and loved spending time with the sisters she was assigned to.

Lorraine is survived by her three children.  Ronald and his wife Lori who reside in Alta Loma, California; Richard and his wife Gail, who reside in St. George, Utah; and Debbie, who resides in San Gabriel, California. She is also survived by her brother Douglas who resides in Rowland Heights, California, and 9 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren with a 25th due in mid-May.

Due to the meeting restrictions of the Coronavirus pandemic, a funeral service will not be held currently.  After the meeting restrictions are lifted, a memorial service will be held to commemorate her life.

Internment will take place at Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier California on March 31, 2020 at 2:00pm.

The family would like to thank the caring individuals at the Beehive Home on Mesa Palms Drive and Dixie Regional Medical Center who provided wonderful care for Lorraine during the last several days of her earthly probation.

Arrangements are being made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, UT.

Friends and family are invited to sign Lorraine’s online guest book at ww.spilsburymortuary.com.



Second Visitation




2:00 p.m.
Rose Hills Memorial Park
3888 Workman Mill rd.
Whittier, CA 90601

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10 Responses

  1. We will miss her loving generosity and hearty laughter. Loved growing up with her living next door in Temple City. I couldn’t have had a closer cousin.

  2. Rainey…..how you were loved. I remember growing up, I loved listening to the conversations you would have with my Grandma and Grandpa (Unc and Ethel) and you gave THE best hugs and I wish I could’ve given you one last big squeeze. The hole left in our hearts is enormous and it will never be filled. Until we meet again- love you xoxo

  3. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and neighbor. We will miss you and your sense of humor and playing games at the kitchen table. We are so glad to have had you in our lives and will never forget your example of love and caring for all. We know you are happy and with your sweetheart and the blessings you taught us will be with us until we meet again.

  4. I will miss Christmas Eves, Sunday game playing night, birthday cards, but mostly I’ll miss her.

  5. Our family has so many sweet memories of Lorraine as a member of the Las Flores Ward. She was a dear friend to our mom, Alice Cutler, and can picture them now sharing a hug and a laugh on the other side. We’re very sad that you have to say farewell to your beloved mother and pray you feel comforted at this time.

  6. I will miss Grandma so much. What a lovely lady with wonderful stories. She always stopped everything and gave her full attention and love to us.

  7. I will miss Grandma dearly. Her warm hugs and kind heart made a lasting impression. She always loved to catch up on the phone and never failed to inquire about each of my children when we talked. She never missed a birthday and her sweet cards came like clockwork. The handwork she has given me and my children though the years serves as another reminder of the loving ways she celebrated the special moments in our lives. She will be missed.

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